The Elizabeth City Police Department has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a confirmed child abduction that occurred on Westfield Ave, in Elizabeth, NJ at about 2:14 PM on 1/27/2012.
The CHILD, Adrian Tonge is a Black male, approximately 2 years old with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds. Adrian was last seen wearing a green jacket, beige shirt and blue jeans..
The SUSPECT, Brett M. Tonge is a Black male, approximately 25 years old with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and black boots..
The SUSPECT was last seen traveling on foot possibly heading for Brooklyn, NY.
Suspect is non−custodial parent and took the child after a domestic altercation. Has history of violence and drug use and has threatened to harm the child.
“Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Elizabeth City Police Department at (866)NYS−AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.”
UPDATE: The Amber Alert was canceled around 7:30 p.m. Friday night. Police from the City of Elizabeth told 1010 WINS the child was dropped at the Brooklyn home of the child’s grandmother. Authorities, however, said the boy’s father is still at large and may be traveling on foot.
Brett Tonge was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans, and black boots and is still being sought by police.
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